It looks like two members of the St. Louis Chapter of the New Black Panthers who planned multiple terrorist bombings around Ferguson, MO last year have been gifted a sweetheart plea deal from Obama’s Department of Justice, based upon reports by Fox News/Associated Press and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Today Olajuwon Ali Davis (on left in the featured picture above) and Brandon Orlando Baldwin (aka Brandon Muhammad, on right in picture), both 22,  changed their plea of “not guilty” to accept a plea arrangement in which they will each serve 7 years in Federal prison.

That means both men will be back on the street and free to continue terrorizing innocent people while still under the age of 30.

If convicted of the charges initially brought against them they would each have faced decades in prison.

The men were originally charged with plotting to kill Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch and then-Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson, and planning to blow up a Ferguson police station, police vehicles, and other area targets including (according to law enforcement sources) the famous St. Louis Gateway Arch monument.

Their plan for the Arch was to plant a bomb on the observation deck.

These intended terrorists were in the process of accumulating the necessary quantity of bombs in the days leading up to the non-indictment of Police Officer Darren Willson.

Fortunately they had to put their operations on hold when they ran out of funds, and had to wait until the EBT card owned by the girlfriend of one of the men was replenished.  They were picked up by authorities shortly thereafter, before they could put any part of the terrorist plan into effect.

Color me utterly disgusted.

–-Andrew, @LawSelfDefense


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Andrew F. Branca is an MA lawyer and the author of the seminal book “The Law of Self Defense, 2nd Edition,” available at the Law of Self Defense blog (autographed copies available) and Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle). He also holds Law of Self Defense Seminars around the country, and provides free online self-defense law video lectures at the Law of Self Defense Institute and podcasts through iTunes, Stitcher, and elsewhere.